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SEXING PLUMS

Each one has, in perfect symmetry, paired buttocks, smooth, undimpled, gently curved. So, gender notwithstanding, there’s something here for the most exacting student of anatomy. Now look further; check the contours of those cheeks: a face, half turned away – … Continue reading

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CALLING TIME.

CALLING TIME First, try the wry smile over the rictus of despair. And then hope for a heartbeat steady as a pocket-watch against the busted ratchet spinning free. Then run your eye along the familiar horizon: so many trees in … Continue reading

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SCANS…

This morning a bone scan at Addenbrooke’s. Tonight the results of my biopsy. Tomorrow a repeated CT scan to check whether lymph activity is still in place. For me, the perfect storm. My vivid narrative ‘what-ifs’ – played back again … Continue reading

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STAYING ALIVE…

When we’re born we come into the world in anger and confusion: all this cruel light, this abrasive air, the tyranny of gravity, these harsh voices… And then, as we breathe deep and the world embraces us, we embrace the … Continue reading

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TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT… When the muse goes west.

I wrote my first poem at the age of 15. It was a war poem depicting my experiences in the trenches during the first Battle of the Somme. Or, to be more accurate, distilling the experiences of a range of … Continue reading

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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!

Updates to Dick Jones, the Basement Tapes are suspended until I can access the files currently trapped within my old, now buggered iMac. Back soon…

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MORE BASEMENT TAPES UPCOMING!

The relentless pursuit of musical immortality through the ’70s and ’80s continues shortly…

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